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Wind action group unhappy with ruling

South Wicklow Wind Action Group (SWWAG) said that the decision by Minister Coveney not to impose any limitations on wind farms has caused outrage in local rural communities. It had been proposed to restrict wind farms in Wicklow to ‘ least 1,000m or 10 times the tip height of the proposed turbines from any residential properties or other centres of human habitation.
1 Mar 2017

Wind farms and noise levels

In “Ireland must continue to invest in wind farms” (Opinion & Analysis, February 20th), Gary Healy states that new planning guidelines are being finalised that will determine how future wind farms will be developed, and adds that it is critical that these guidelines do not imperil future investment in the sector or Ireland’s obligations regarding renewables.
22 Feb 2017

Appeal for public to back exclusion zone

The majority of councillors voted in favour of Cllr Shay Cullen's call for an exclusion zone which would restrict wind farms from at least 1,000m, or ten times the tip of the height of the proposed turbines, from any residential properties or other centres of human habitation. 
24 Dec 2016

High Court challenge to Co Clare wind farm extension

The challenge is against the board’s decision to grant ESB International permission to build an additional seven turbines at a wind farm development located at Boolynagleragh in Co Clare.   Environmentalist Peter Sweetman has begun a High Court challenge against a decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for an extension to an existing wind farm.
4 Aug 2016

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